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The Netherlands international goalkeeper recently signed a new four-year contract at the club, and his manager feels the deal will be important to the club going forward

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has hailed Michel Vorm, adding that securing the goalkeeper’s future will be a major boost to the club this season.

The 28-year-old committed his future to the Welsh club on Thursday, penning a new four-year contract which will keep him at the Liberty Stadium until 2016.

And, Laudrup hopes that other first-team players will follow in Vorm's footsteps by committing themselves to the Swans.

"I hope other important players will do like Michel," Laudrup is quotes as saying by BBC Sport.

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"It's important for the team [and] for the club to try and get new deals with the important players.

"Each case is different. I don't think we can go inside the head of the players but I think it [Vorm's signing] gives security for the others.

"Each of them has to renew it on their conditions."

Laudrup is hoping that defenders Ashley Williams and Neil Taylor, who are both close to agreeing new deals, will be persuaded by Vorm's decision.

The former Utrecht man joined the club last summer and caught the attention of many fans following the club's promotion to England's top flight.

"He's a very important player. A goalkeeper is a very important player in a team [and] he's already shown his importance," Laudrup added.

"I'm very happy he's continuing with us. It means he believes in this project with this club and let's hope other important players will do the same."

Swansea's impressive start to the season, in which they scored 10 goals in their first three games, has been balanced by recent losses to Aston Villa and Everton.

And Laudrup believes the run of defeats has been a well-needed reality check for the club.

"I think everyone got a little carried away with the way we started the season and forgot we are not competing with Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United, we are in another part of the league," he said.

"What has happened after the last defeat is people have put two feet back on the ground and that's good."

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